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Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s 1988 visit to Albury remembered | Farm Online



Tens of thousands of Albury-Wodonga residents gathered in 1988 to celebrate Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Albury.

On May 5, 1988, then-Albury mayor John Roach and then-NSW Premier Nick Greiner hosted the royal couple who were presented with an oil painting by famed landscape artist Colin Angus.

Nine years ago Mr Roach recounted the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s reaction to the painting.

“We’d gone down to Eldorado to get a Colin Angus painting of a rural scene to present to the Queen,” Mr Roach told The Border Mail.

“It was a nice picture with a rundown old farm shed and the Duke looked at it and asked me “Is that the town hall?”

“I looked at him and replied, “Yes, the old one!”.

The Queen was also gifted flowers…

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